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Psych tests ordered for boy in school gun case

Psych tests ordered for boy in school gun case
Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 10, 2016

HAMILTON, Ohio – A Middletown High School student who deputies said brought a gun to school will remain in juvenile detention until next month, WCPO news partner the Journal-News reported.

The boy and his attorney, Rocky Ball, said nothing during a pre-trial hearing before Butler County Juvenile Judge Ronald Craft Thursday, according to the report.

Craft ordered a forensic psychological evaluation for the boy to assess if the teen “is a threat to himself, the school or to the community,” the Journal-News reported.

The teen is facing charges of inducting panic and carrying a concealed weapon.

The loaded gun belonged to a relative of the boy, Middletown police previously said.

The teen was arrested the same day that four students at Madison Jr./Sr. High School were injured during a shooting. Police emphasized that the events were not related.

The teen is due back in court April 14 for a pre-trial hearing, according to the Journal-News.